Will DISH Merge With DTV? Don't Count On It

The Wall Street Journal whipped up a speculative frenzy yesterday with a story that said Dish Network (DISH) CEO Charlie Ergun was thinking about making a new attempt to merge his company with DirecTV (DTV), potentially creating a monopoly in satellite television services.

This idea has cropped up repeatedly in the last year, on the theory that government approval for the merger of Sirius (SIRI) with XM could signal a new willingness on the part of regulators to re-consider their rejection of a DISH/DTV merger in 2002.

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